What are the best natural Bug Sprays available on the market? Before Hurricane Irma and Maria hit Florida in September we hurried to stock up on supplies before we had to evacuate S. Tampa. We live in Flood zone A. There was a mandatory evacuation pretty early on for flood zone A. I love the homemade bug repellent option – but we had little time to make homemade bug repellent during this stressful evacuation time. We had 3-4 days to get our house prepped and take our most important family items and documents 2 hours north and inland. We were in a constant state of panic for about a week.
Having lived through the 4 back to back hurricanes that hit Florida in 2004 I have a horrible memory of losing power and electricity for 2-3 weeks. That was a difficult time for everyone. Schools were cancelled and there was no AC or water for weeks. Bug Spray comes in handy when natural disasters hit…. especially hurricanes. The humidity increases and the standing water is usually present which turns into a breeding ground for mosquitos. It can be a post-hurricane disaster. The bites are painful and with less medical supplies available and doctors offices closed you need to be prepared to treat the bites naturally. Prevention is key- so I stocked up on this natural bug spray. This natural bug spray works well and it lasts longer than others on the market. It was the best option at the time. I ordered them on amazon and I also bought it in Lowe’s and Home Depot. Lucky to find it there. You must stock up early. The last day before we evacuated the shelves were empty all over town. I am fortunate that I started stocking up Monday/Tuesday and we didn’t actually leave South Tampa until Friday morning.
There are more natural options on the market like Badger– which I love too. There is a great rub on one that is less toxic and perfect for babies with sensitive skin. I made sure I had a few different alternatives. Homemade Bug Spray is always the best option for kids, but it is not always available in a crisis. Keep your emergency essential oil kit ready to go too. I made sure I evacuated with all my emergency essential oils.
Hurricane Irma and Maria were great emergency preparedness practices for our family. We have a lot of work to go to really get prepared. We are fortunate that the hurricane didn’t have a direct hit on Tampa Bay. Our hearts go out to those that ended up being in the direct path of the hurricanes. We have many friends that had family members that were affected negatively. Our prayers are with them still. xoxox GreenBootGirlMEDICAL DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor and the statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your doctor or health care practitioner before using herbs, homeopathy, essential oils or other natural remedies. PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.